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Linus Torvalds

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Age 54
Birthday December 281969
Birth Sign Capricorn
City Helsinki
Country Finland
Profession Engineer

Linus Torvalds is a famous Engineer, born on December 28, 1969 in Finland. As of December 2022, Linus Torvalds’s net worth is $150 Million. He was awarded the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize and was inducted as an inaugural inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame.

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Spouse Tove Torvalds
Children(s) Daniela Yolanda Torvalds, Patricia Miranda Torvalds, Celeste Amanda Torvalds

Linus Torvalds Biography

Software engineer who developed and became the chief architect behind the Linux kernel, a free and open source software. He also developed the Git system and the software Subsurface. Torvalds was born in Helsinki, Finland, on 28 December 1969. He is the son of journalists Anna and Nils Torvalds, and the grandson of statistician Leo Törnqvist and of poet Ole Torvalds. His parents were campus radicals at the University of Helsinki in the 1960s. His family belongs to the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. Torvalds was named after Linus Pauling, the Nobel Prize-winning American chemist, although in the book Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution, Torvalds is quoted as saying, “I think I was named equally for Linus the Peanuts cartoon character”, noting that this makes him half “Nobel Prize-winning chemist” and half “blanket-carrying cartoon character”..

He married six time Finnish national karate champion Tove Torvalds.

Linus Benedict Torvalds (/ˈ l iː n ə s ˈ t ɔːr v ɔː l d z / LEE -nəs TOR -vawldz, Finland Swedish: [ˈliːnʉs ˈtuːrvɑlds] ( listen ) ; born 28 December 1969) is a Finnish-American software engineer who is the creator and, historically, the principal developer of the Linux kernel, which is the kernel for Linux operating systems (distributions) and other operating systems such as Android and Chrome OS. He also created the distributed version control system Git and the scuba dive logging and planning software Subsurface.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Torvalds attended the University of Helsinki between 1988 and 1996, graduating with a master’s degree in computer science from the NODES research group. His academic career was interrupted after his first year of study when he joined the Finnish Army Uusimaa brigade, in the summer of 1989, selecting the 11-month officer training program to fulfill the mandatory military service of Finland. In the army he held the rank of Second Lieutenant, with the role of an artillery observer. Torvalds bought computer science professor Andrew Tanenbaum’s book Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, in which Tanenbaum describes MINIX, an educational stripped-down version of Unix. In 1990, he resumed his university studies, and was exposed to UNIX for the first time, in the form of a DEC MicroVAX running ULTRIX. His MSc thesis was titled Linux: A Portable Operating System.

Linus Torvalds Net Worth

Linus Torvalds is one of the richest Engineer & listed on most popular Engineer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Linus Torvalds‘s net worth $150 Million.

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He has Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Helsinki and wrote a thesis called Linux: A Portable Operating System.

Torvalds attended the University of Helsinki between 1988 and 1996, graduating with a master’s degree in computer science from the NODES research group. His academic career was interrupted after his first year of study when he joined the Finnish Army Uusimaa brigade, in the summer of 1989, selecting the 11-month officer training program to fulfill the mandatory military service of Finland. In the army he held the rank of Second Lieutenant, with the role of an artillery observer. Torvalds bought computer science professor Andrew Tanenbaum’s book Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, in which Tanenbaum describes MINIX, an educational stripped-down version of Unix. In 1990, he resumed his university studies, and was exposed to UNIX for the first time, in the form of a DEC MicroVAX running ULTRIX. His MSc thesis was titled Linux: A Portable Operating System.

Torvalds first encountered the GNU Project in 1991, after another Swedish-speaking computer science student, Lars Wirzenius, took him to the University of Technology to listen to free software guru Richard Stallman’s speech. Torvalds used Stallman’s GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) for his Linux kernel.

His interest in computers began with a Commodore VIC-20, at the age of 11 in 1981, initially programming in BASIC, but later by directly accessing the 6502 CPU in machine code. He did not make use of assembly language. After the VIC-20 he purchased a Sinclair QL, which he modified extensively, especially its operating system. “Because it was so hard to get software for it in Finland, Linus wrote his own assembler and editor (in addition to Pac-Man graphics libraries)” for the QL, as well as a few games. He wrote a Pac-Man clone named Cool Man. On 5 January 1991 he purchased an Intel 80386-based clone of IBM PC before receiving his MINIX copy, which in turn enabled him to begin work on Linux.

Who is Linus Torvalds dating?

According to our records, Linus Torvalds married to Tove Torvalds. As of May 2022, Linus Torvalds’s is not dating anyone.

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From 1997 to 1999, he was involved in 86open helping to choose the standard binary format for Linux and Unix. In 1999, he was named by the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the world’s top 100 innovators under age 35.

Linus Torvalds Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Engineer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Finland. Linus Torvalds celebrates birthday on December 28 of every year.

After a visit to Transmeta in late 1996, Torvalds accepted a position at the company in California, where he would work from February 1997 until June 2003. He then moved to the Open Source Development Labs, which has since merged with the Free Standards Group to become the Linux Foundation, under whose auspices he continues to work. In June 2004, Torvalds and his family moved to Dunthorpe, Oregon, to be closer to the OSDL’s Beaverton, Oregon-based headquarters.

How much money did Linus Torvalds make from Linux?

Torvalds receives an annual salary of $10 million from the Linux Foundation. For his contributions to the world of technology, he has also been presented with many awards and prizes, including the Millennium Technology Prize, the IEEE Computer Society Pioneer Award, and many more.

Does Linus Torvalds still code?

In short, these days Torvalds is a code manager and maintainer, not a developer.

What religion is Linus Torvalds?

Torvalds has described himself as “completely a-religious—atheist“, adding, “I find that people seem to think religion brings morals and appreciation of nature.

Is Linus Torvalds still active?

Main Linux kernel developer since 1991, still active maintainer. Original architect and author of the ‘Git’ source control management system, still active in development but no longer the primary maintainer.

Is Linus Torvalds a billionaire?

Some sources put his wealth at anywhere from $150M [2] to $1B [3]; his actual wealth would vary significantly based on when he sold and what he’s invested in since, since those shares shot up 10x on IPO day.

In 1999, Red Hat and VA Linux, both leading developers of Linux-based software, presented Torvalds with stock options in gratitude for his creation. That same year both companies went public and Torvalds’s share value temporarily shot up to roughly US$20 million.

InfoWorld presented him with the 2000 Award for Industry Achievement. In 2005, Torvalds appeared as one of “the best managers” in a survey by BusinessWeek. In 2006, Business 2.0 magazine named him one of “10 people who don’t matter” because the growth of Linux has shrunk Torvalds’s individual impact.

Linus developed an interest in scuba diving in the early 2000s and went on to achieve numerous certifications, which later led to him creating the Subsurface project.

You may read full biography about Linus Torvalds from Wikipedia.
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